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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Mar 28, 2012 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

98% of musicians of any genre will never rise to the calibre of Earl Scruggs, real homegrown americana; RIP Mr. Scruggs

Dear Old Dixie

Fireball Mail

here's an interesting clip w/Loudon Wainwright on vocals and Earl on banjo, two greats

The Swimming Song

please post links to your faves

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 30, 2012 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

DAMN! RIP Mr. Scruggs


When an instrumental style is named for a particular player, you gotta figure he's the best.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2012-03-30 16:45:25

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 29, 2012 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

"There will be guitars and fiddles, Earl Scruggs and his banjo too. Bill Monroe singin' them ol' Kentucky Blues. Earnest Tubbs number Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right at the Grand Old Opry every Saturday night."

RIP Earl.:(

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Poster: amosearle Date: Mar 28, 2012 8:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

I wish I had the skill to write " Earl and Lester meet again" as the song they play in Bluegrass Heaven.

Thanks Earl, for making the world a better place.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 29, 2012 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMTVV5Lwaw&;feature=youtube_gdata_player


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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 5, 2012 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A 55 string clusterpluck....

looks something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOIqmlI65Y


Every single note of bluegrass played from this day forward will have a little piece of you in it.

RIP Earl

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2012-04-05 14:44:35

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 29, 2012 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A 55 string clusterpluck....

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen
brother.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 28, 2012 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

RIP. Mr. Scruggs. A sad passing.

Three Pickers

http://tinyurl.com/8xu46bf

A doc made in the '72.

http://tinyurl.com/cge633k

It's amazing that a man who revolutionized music gets so little attention, while a marginally talented singer who put her talent up her nose is everywhere for days.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 28, 2012 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Wow, that is sad news - but what a long, rich life.

Here's a great recent article on him by Steve Martin that another poster here (Mr. Beijing Scene) sent me a few weeks back:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/01/steve-martin-earl-scruggs.html

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 30, 2012 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Interesting read on Earls life-long bread winning soundtrack contribution to the film "Bonnie and Clyde" the most powerful film of the summer of 1967 IMHO, the visual and emotional impact of the violence and the blood in the scene when Buck (gene hackman) was shot in the head made quite an impression on this ten year old.

Probably safe to say that Earls "Foggie Mountain Breakdown" had an influence on Eric Weissbergs "Dueling Banjos" soundtrack in the 1972 film, Deliverance.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 28, 2012 11:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Another great one gone damn

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 28, 2012 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Got turned on to Earl watching the Beverly Hillbillies as a punk back in the 60s.

After buying the Wake Of The Flood LP in the fall of 1973, Garcia turned all of us onto Vassar Clements which fueled an interest in Bluegrass music.

Proceeded to buy Live At Kansas State, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Rockin Cross The Country LPs. I always enjoyed Rockin Cross The Country as his son Randy introduced Earl to a "rock n roll" feel on some of the new original tunes, King Blue, Are My Thoughts With You.

Earls legacy will live on forever, that's quite an accomplishment in anyone's life.

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Poster: Leobeerguy Date: Mar 28, 2012 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

I got to see him last year at age 87 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He still was a hell of a picker. I am glad I got to see him live at least once. I am like most people my age (early 50's)I saw him first on t.v. on the Beverly Hillbillies. It took me a long time to realize this guy was something special. RIP.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 28, 2012 10:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

What a treat to have been able to see him! So did you go with regular poster Monte, what with it being bluegrass in Ft Fun? Too bad that show doesn't seem to be on the archives -- or anything by Earl. It'll definitely be bluegrass day in our house in his honor today ... one of the all-time greats.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 28, 2012 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Earl, Lester, and a bit of Doc:

http://archive.org/details/LesterFlattEarlScruggs-01-12

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 29, 2012 3:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

And such an interesting date, too. Given the IA dating style, it's clear that this is from December of the Year 1. Earl, Lester and Doc were very popular with the boys on leave from the legions of Augustus. I've found a review from the time, too! Amazing! The headline is "Et Tu, Earle?" and it starts like this:

Bluegrassia est omnis divisa in partes tres: Scruggs, Flatt et Doc Watson ...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 29, 2012 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

nice one.

Brown liquor and some good ol' Scruggs on the menu tonight

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Mar 29, 2012 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

nice recording. I think Fox on the Run is The Country Gentlemen with the great Bill Emerson on banjo. The rest is unmistakable Earl.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 28, 2012 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Sad news indeed. Another legend who brought us decades of enjoyment.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 28, 2012 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrlqQ1_vZVE